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There’s no better time to be living at Halcyon

June 05, 2020

Australia really is the lucky country. It’s something we’ve all known for most of our lives, but the current pandemic has proved it again.

Our federal and state governments quick and decisive action has put us in an enviable position in terms of flattening the curve. Yes there’s been some pain and there will continue to be as we navigate our way out of it, but we have managed to do a lot better than most other countries in the world. These unusual times have shown there’s no better time to be living in a Halcyon community. Every day we hear more stories of homeowners going above and beyond to help their neighbours and the wider community outside of the gates.

Our community managers have also made sure they’re in daily contact with homeowners who were self-isolating or who live alone. In fact, they are in constant contact with all homeowners whether it be by telephone or through the library book run and other activities they implemented to keep everyone’s mind and body active through these unprecedented times.

At times like these it helps to see the funny side – like the story of new homeowners from the ACT who got across the QLD border in their caravan before the borders closed. It’s almost like a spy or war movie when the heroes made it to “safety” just in time.

For the introverts among us – being told to stay at home, read books, watch TV and spend time on the couch is like a dream come true.

But on a serious note, as a company we are keeping calm and carrying on as we move through the different stages of the COVID-19 restrictions. We continue to build our two new communities B by Halcyon at Buderim and Halcyon Rise at Logan Reserve, as well as Stage 4 at Halcyon Greens in Pimpama.

From the start of the COVID-19 restrictions in March, Halcyon has settled 30 new homes worth approximately $20 million, and laid 24 slabs. We are committed to continuing to build quality homes and in turn, keep our staff, contractors and suppliers working as we all endeavour to rebuild our economy.

We’re very excited that the last piece in our expansive $15 million Recreation and Leisure precinct at Greens, The Lodge, has been completed. It’s the final and most formal of the four clubhouses (including the golf club) homeowners get to enjoy and the largest in the country.

We are looking forward to life returning to something resembling a little more normal as we all move through the different stages of restrictions being eased both here in QLD and across the country.

Here’s to staying happy and healthy.

Dr Bevan Geissmann and Paul Melville Halcyon Joint Managing Directors